Ralph E. Tallant, Jr.

SMRW: 423.756.7000
FAX: 423.756.4801
EMAIL: ret@smrw.com



Mr. Tallant is now retired from the practice of law. For assistance with estate planning or estate administration matters, please contact Terry Cavett . For assistance with all other legal matters, please contact Lane Avery. For general inquiries, please contact our firm administrator, Mary Snellgrove (mss@smrw.com).



Chuck Tallant’s practice involves the representation of closely-held businesses, (including formation and mergers and acquisitions), wills and trusts, estate planning and administration, real estate law, tax planning and tax controversies.



  • Tennessee, 1975
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977


Education/Academic Honors

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, B.A., Cum Laude, 1972
  • University of Cincinnati, J.D., 1975
  • University of Florida, LL.M in Taxation, 1976
  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 1981 (Inactive)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Taxation, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1982


Professional Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Tax Practitioners
  • Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga


Practice Area

  • Tax, Trust & Estate